50 Things Everyone Should Know

30 Jun

1. The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
2. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
3. Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!
4. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
5. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
6. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
7. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
8. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
9. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
10. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
11. It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!
12. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
13. Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
14. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
15. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
16. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
17. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
18. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
19. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!
20. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man
21. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
22. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
23. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
24. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
25. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
26. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
27. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
28. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
29. On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
30. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
31. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
32. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
33. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
34. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
35. The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
36. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
37. It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
38. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
39. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
40. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
41. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
42. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
43. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
44. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
45. Slugs have 4 noses.
46. Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
47. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
48. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
49. The average person laughs 10 times a day!
50. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain


Miniature Art On the Tip of Pencil by Dalton Ghetti

27 Jun




















Post Katrina Amusement Park…..

27 Jun

Like little kids, we all experience a happy rush, a delighted thrill, when going to play at an amusement park. Yet when an amusement park is abandoned and an eerie silence settles over the rusty and crusty decay, the setting seems to twist the atmosphere of enthusiastic excitement into a suffocating blanket of dread. The place takes on creepy vibes and freaks people out. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and ripped the heart of fun and the amusement out of this park. Almost six years later, Six Flags in New Orleans is unnaturally silent, no lines and no laughter. This 140-acre surreal setting has morphed into a nightmarish land of twisted dreams. It seems as if the post-apocalyptic atmosphere might be the perfect place to make a zombie movie. As if lured by a distant echo of scattered screams and the ghost of good times, urban explorers venture out of curiosity and capture the moments and crumbling scenes. They share with us in a virtual urban exploration tour of this creepy abandoned amusement park – Six Flags New Orleans. Most of these photos are very recent, as in taken during 2011, nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina tried to swallow New Orleans and Six Flags. A special thank you to the urban explorers who risked arrest, and possible zombie attack, to go in and shoot these current shots of Six Flags, and then gave us permission to use their copyright photos. This is about twice the size of a normal post here, so we hope you really enjoy this virtual urban exploration tour into the defunct amusement park Six Flags New Orleans.



Retired Husband Banned from Target

24 Jun

Found this story today:    After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women – she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from our local Target.

Dear Mrs. Samsel, Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store.. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Samsel, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in House wares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, ‘Code 3 in House wares. Get on it right away’. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he would invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’ EMTs were called..

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ‘Mission Impossible’ theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed ‘OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!’ And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’ One of the clerks passed out.

How to meet a stranger

24 Jun

29 Ways To Stay Creative

24 Jun

The Idea Swap

24 Jun

Have an idea but want to get others feedback?

Check out this site. It allows you to write your idea then swap it with another user online. Keep swapping until you find the perfect idea….